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The Vintage Collection / Re: Top Ten Most Hated Figures Ever
« on: February 18, 2011, 11:20 PM »
I'm combing through photo archives and here's one a lot of people seem to be forgetting: Droid Factory Flight R2-D2

That's the one whose legs can't even move! Is that really an action figure!  :P

Dishonorable mentions:

Jedi Luke is an ongoing joke with Hasbro or was until late last year, that Saga one is the worst but...

The plastic hood looks terrible. They reused that same damn 1995 Luke headsculpt. He's quite tall, too. There's picking on POTF2, but this one seemed off even back, not seemed, it just didn't work.

And there's these guys. LOL. That bear on Conan mention applies to the first one...but a lot of action figures suggest that (Playmates' Trek like was rife with them). The rest....goofy eyed bunch.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: February 18, 2011, 10:22 PM »
Good episode.

I found the carbonite scene was the most  ::) eye-rolling scene in a long time. Oh, yeah, we have a carbon freezing chamber right here on coruscant in our hanger...operated by an ugnaught...with lighting like that in Bespin's carbon freezing chamber.

Hey, maybe they can reissue that old playset for Clone Wars...sure it's not wholly accurate.

C-3PO appeared only for R2-translating exposition purposes.  I don't mind seeing him, but his scene could've handed to anyone, especially since he didn't have any stated reason to be where he was.

The prison commander was a bit "sinister looking alien with a creepy personality" stereotype they use a lot (at least he's not an anthropomorphic spider). Might make a good figure, though...if he even has a name.

Odd mix of Clones...the two ARCs (Echo and I forget the other one), Rex and Cody (doesn't he have an army to command?) and some inconsitently colored guys who are all doomed.

Tarkin talking smack right out the bat, Filoni, are you sure his role shoudn't have been assigned to Admiral Motti?

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Three Discussion Thread
« on: February 18, 2011, 01:47 PM »
You'd think Yoda would be the one with Chewbacca..."good relations with the wookies". But Yoda hasn't done squat all season, has he?

The Vintage Collection / Re: Top Ten Most Hated Figures Ever
« on: February 17, 2011, 05:48 PM »
Yeah, well, I see nothing wrong with Gragra...though I never got that figure. I don't see how both Rebel Fleet troopers are worse than that big hooded Emperor or hunchback attack Death Star 2 Luke. But this is most HATED figures, so reach outward with your feelings!

I suppose the idea is that bad characters make bad figures. I had no use for Clegg Holdfast as a character, because most of the pod racers are stupid, but his figure is quite good. A good figure might change your mind about a character you dislike. Though a bad figure of a good character can leave a bad taste (I still don't own a decent Jango Fett).

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: 2011 Disney Star Tours Box Sets
« on: February 17, 2011, 11:53 AM »
Vader's big hover-segeway is interesting.

Glowstick bot!

This where those China ebay sellers come in handy...hopefully.

Utai and the airtrooper I want.

Actually the tan battle droid might be "new" in that the Geonosis Arena 2-pack version hasn't been issued in khaki yet.

Some folks are thinking Maul might have ball jointed elbows. I can't tell.

Yeah, mostly uninspired, main character choices. I know these sets are not for collectors but...

Really, Sandtrooper for ANH? Really? REALLY? If I had to sum up ANH  in 4 characters. Is sandtrooper one of them? No.

That now-outdated Bly for ROTS? Why him anyway? Screen time of less than a minute.

The  dirty evolutions Clone from AOTC?

Hoth Leia second repack this year, after the Target 3-pack. Hey, if you were gonna milk it that much, you could've given her ankle joints.

And of course, the Vader who can't hold a saber in his right hand.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Top Ten Most Hated Figures Ever
« on: February 17, 2011, 10:00 AM »
I remember avoiding that Mace Windu in those AOTC era 4-packs at Kay-Bees. In some packs there'd be like 2 decent figures, maybe one marginal one and always a stinker like Windu.

The one positive thing about that figure was someone at rebelscum posted a dio story that was a parody of Airplane!, using Windu as Kareem Abdul Jabar's character...and they used that Windu in one photo screaming at some kid.

Totally forgot about that saber launching R2. May just make my list.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Top Ten Most Hated Figures Ever
« on: February 17, 2011, 08:26 AM »
Cruise missile trooper was the first POTF2 vehicle I didn't buy. I still consider it a vehicle. There's not enough of a figure there to count as such IMHO.

6. Some might disagree with this one, but I found the design of the droid lacking. And that they made it so soon over characters fans wanted more. I'm alll for background players, too, but to make the dumpy special ed. droid carring some pipes before CZ-4 (many years before, it turns out)?

That was more "hated" than worst choice. Maybe...maybe they could redo the droid, and make it good. Still, would not be high on my remake list, either.

7. Three way tie. Why give spirits articulation? I mean, no one is gonna play with a force ghost, right?

In fact, why even buy them? I didn't. I thought the mail-in Obi-Wan blew, and hearing the cinema scene trio weren't poseable, I passed on that pack. They look more like ice sculptures than ghosts, too.

I was wrong, all Star Wars figure are $6.50 at Meijers, including Vintage.

So far the one I hit didn't have anything I needed. They had two Rebel Commandos, lots of clones, sandtroopers and Anakins.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Top Ten Most Hated Figures Ever
« on: February 16, 2011, 06:13 PM »
My guess on the bad Bespin Guard from the carbonite playset is that they had the set and the figure ready to go prior (maybe years?) before making the 2001 Guard, but since playsets died at retail years before, they held off releasing it.

There were two Fode and Beeds, first was inaccurate and packed with that sex toy episode 1 Jabba (does Jabba count as figure or creature accessory?).

I don't own a single hologram figure. Never seemed to be worth the money.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Top Ten Most Hated Figures Ever
« on: February 16, 2011, 10:55 AM »
Some I own

1. Peasant Disguise Anakin from 2002, were that many people really nostalgic for 1970's extending lightsabers? Also, the pose, like he's missing a horse accessory. Mine is used, I didn't even get the good crate accessory!

2. Force flipping Obi-Wan Kenobi, midget with magnets on his feet that looks less like Ewan McGregor and more like Bill Maher.

3. Whacky spin attack  ROTS Yoda (Might give it a pass but for those feet!)

4. One that I don't own (thankfully):

They even reissued that monstrosity!

5. They wasted new tooling making Han Solo with an  orange harness. So he could have an absurdly 1990's big gunned jet pack.

An early disappointment in  POTF2...he may not be the worst, but was disappointing enough to at least make dishonorable mention:

I'lll never undertand the useless right hand. It's not open, it's not a doesn't match up with any  movie scene.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: February 16, 2011, 10:34 AM »
People have pointed out that the cockpit does hold two figures, the Hasbro people just had the pilot in wrong.

01 Tendau Bendon - Ithorian Senator
02 Mawhonic
03 Ark Roose
04 Aehrrley Rue
05 Tey How
06 Kitster/Wald
07 Diva Shaliqua
08 Naboo Pilot
09 Ann and Tann Gella
10 Mot Not Rab - Tanab Senator

The Vintage Collection / Re: Toy Fair 2011
« on: February 14, 2011, 03:21 PM »
I am not disappointed at all by less animated CW stuff, in fact I welcome it. It means more realistic!

ures. The possible slowdown can also be part of the larger conversion plan to go all realistic with CW long term. Some may see this as a stretch but look at the Joe Renegades figures, they are made to be realistic but the design is based on the animated show. When Hasbro gets on a product idea/theme they usually carry it across several lines. (GH, RP, Scales)

It's a stretch.  :) Renegades figures is a safer bet than making them animated. All cable/dish packages probably carry Cartoon Network. Do they carry The Hub? Does anyone watch the Hub? Remember those animated Wolverine and the X-Men figures that died at retail, the Marshalls in my area has them for $1.00 each and they still sit there.  Also, GI JOE collectors vs. Star Wars collectors = a pond vs. a sea. If GI JOE had a huge market, they'd be making Renegades  figure in animated style. GI JOE is a second tier line at this point.

For those with Meijer stores in their area, this week Star Wars figures are $ showns Clone Wars Grievous. I haven't been to the store yet to see what's what. I suspect vintage probably isn't included.

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